Sycamore Bend Ranch On The Banks Of The Brazos River
- Recreational Land, Residential Land, Timberland, Hunting Land, Riverfront
- Road Frontage
- County Road
- Road Surface
- Gravel, Dirt
Home3BD / 3BA Built in 2004
Guest2BD / 2BA Built in 1994
- Small Game
- Big Game
- Upland Game
- Livestock Facilities
- Trail Network
- Internal Road System
- Irrigation System
- Gated Entrance
- Surface Only
“Where Texas Began” along the banks of the mighty Brazos River, lies Sycamore Bend Ranch. A stunning showcase of all the fine qualities desired in a gentleman’s ranch less than an hour from downtown Houston in historic Brazoria County.
Massive oak trees donned with Spanish moss, towering native pecan trees, and other hardwoods, stand guard just inside the custom gated entry along the gravel road leading to the meticulously manicured homestead. A cattle guard and wood fence are the thresholds, and the years of strategic land management and planning efforts create an idyllic park-like setting throughout the property. While the well-appointed guest house overlooking the river likely stirs even the most discerning visitor, the pampered property’s jewel is its elegant main home, which combines a coastal southern plantation style warmth with sophisticated Texas charm with high-end, custom finishes for exceptional group entertaining or family gatherings. Whether sunrise or sunset, the wrap-around, fully screened porch provides areas to enjoy both while overlooking the nearly ½ mile “bend” of the Brazos Riverbank dotted with vast, twisted sycamore trees whereby the ranch is aptly named. A brick-paved walkway from the porch leads to the oversized pool ideal for those looking to exercise, cool off, or both. Beyond the grounds are fenced and cross-fenced areas that include two stocked ponds, manicured pasture, and paddock areas, working pens, as well as undisturbed wooded timber stands and natural cover providing unmatched privacy as well as excellent habitat for wildlife.
As an upscale gentleman’s ranch within commuting distance of Houston and/or as a family’s leisure and legacy retreat, Sycamore Bend Ranch, with its conveniently accessible locale, complemented by its perfect pastoral setting and its uniquely spectacular qualities, make this manageable sized property an unparalleled ownership opportunity. Call us today to schedule your very own private showing.
Sycamore Bend Ranch is located on the banks of the Brazos River. One of the most appealing areas along the Texas Gulf Coast. The ranch is just 55 miles south of downtown Houston, and 14 miles South of Angleton, and roughly 8 miles West of “The City of Enchantment”, Lake Jackson. Access to the ranch from the Houston area is easy and convenient via State Highway 288 to Farm to Market 521, and finally to Highway 332.
Sycamore Bend Ranch offers a beautifully manicured and diverse landscape with a great mixture of scenic riverfront views, separate pastures, blocks of hardwoods and stocked ponds. The ranch has been meticulously maintained and the attention to detail is impressive. Much of the ranch possesses a park-like setting, selectively cleared in areas especially along the nearly ½ mile of Brazos River frontage. while other areas are left undisturbed with wooded timber stands and natural cover providing unmatched privacy as well as excellent habitat for wildlife. There are perimeter and cross fences, accent fencing, watering troughs, working pens, water wells and stabilized base driveway. The diversity of cover and pasture with an abundance of surface water provides an opportunity for wildlife including deer, hogs, waterfowl, and dove to thrive, while the separate paddocks and working pens provide opportunities for working, rotating, and raising livestock. A secluded riverfront paradise, Sycamore Bend Ranch has something for nearly any enthusiast in an extraordinary setting with the unparalleled sunsets produced on the Texas Gulf Coast.
Surface water is abundant on the ranch. There are two stock ponds on the property, and both lakes have bass, panfish, and catfish. Practice fly-fishing from the pond at the entrance that the seller regularly uses to hone their skill including an automatic fish feeder to attract the fun. The larger pond is set up away from things and is a great catfish pond with abundant wildlife including waterfowl. A water well is in place on the ranch, providing water to the various lodging facilities, and supplemental watering for livestock and gardens. The pinnacle water feature would be the roughly ½ mile of the mighty Brazos River stretching along the southern boundary of the ranch on her way to the Gulf of Mexico.
Sycamore Bend Ranch features an array of improvements including working ranch improvements and multiple separate lodging structures. These include a prominent main home, guest house, working pens, paddocks, and numerous other fine detail improvements which round out the offering.
Built in 2004, the elegant 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom main home with screened wrap-around porch combines a coastal southern plantation style warmth with sophisticated Texas charm while overlooking the meticulously manicured grounds along the bank of the mighty Brazos River. From the structural engineering to the high-end, custom finishes, every detail was carefully planned and considered during the design and construction of the home. Construction that includes every column and lintel in the home being constructed of steel, and larger dimensional lumber with condensed spacing to reinforce and maintain the structural integrity of the home in a coastal environment, plus a commercial grade 45 kW natural gas generator to keep things running in the event of an outage. Wood Mold brick gives the home a traditional touch with the soft, warm, established feel that common extruded brick just doesn’t provide. Each bedroom includes its own bathroom, and is thoughtfully separated providing privacy for family, guests, or potentially live-in help. High-end custom features abound and include Rojo Alicante marble flooring from Spain completely aligned throughout every room including the approximately 1400 square feet of screened porch. Kolbe & Kolbe window and doors with Rocky Mountain Hardware, and two-panel solid core interior doors. Rhol nickel-plated fixtures adorn the sinks and tubs in the home. The amazing kitchen is equipped with a Viking stove and warming drawer, Viking refrigerator, Cove dishwasher, granite countertops, durable clay sink, hand-painted (by the seller) tile backsplash, walk-in pantry, and even a custom, counter height, wood-burning fireplace. The grill and vent hood on the screened porch are Viking as well. Whole-home reverse osmosis water system inside, and well water at exterior faucets for watering plants and animals. Two Rinnai tandem hot water heaters provide ample hot water for the home. Marble bath surrounds include a single slab marble wall in the primary shower. An impressive wet bar complete with a wine refrigerator that will hold nearly 100 bottles overlooks the expansive dining and living area with fireplace. The ornate chandeliers in the wet bar and dining room will be retained by the seller. The oversized two-car garage has ample space including a dedicated area and door for a golf cart or utility vehicle to traverse the property. Looking beyond the screened porch from the kitchen, a brick-paved walkway leads to the oversized pool ideal for those looking to exercise, cool off, or both. Surrounding the home, brick walkway, and pool is an insect misting system to defend against nuisance mosquitos.
The ranch also boasts a well-appointed 2-bedroom, 2-bath guest home built in 1994 with incredible views of the Brazos. Like the main home, each bedroom of the guest house is private and includes its own bathroom. With tile throughout, a fully equipped kitchen, a combined living and dining area, and a full laundry room, the guest home is perfect for extended family or guests needing a little more privacy. The guest house also includes a garage equipped with a tall garage door header height allowing for storage of lawn and farm equipment. Additional storage can be found in the finished space above the guest house that would make a great man cave/game room.
Behind the guest house are the working pens and separate pasture/paddock for holding livestock with the Brazos River providing a picturesque backdrop for them all.
The areas surrounding the homestead are exceptionally beautiful, with lush lawns and landscaping, and other touches including a fountain with dolphin sculpture and multiple private seating areas along the bank of the Brazos for folks to enjoy the peace and serenity of Texas’ largest river.
Additional improvements include:
• Private Custom Brick Entrance with Electronic Gate Access
• Stabilized base driveway
• Multiple cattle guards, manicured fence lines, selective brush clearing and tree trimming.
• Stock ponds for fishing include bass, catfish, and panfish.
• Supplemental water troughs and watering systems for livestock
• Automatic deer and fish feeders on the property.